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Fast Paced Thriller,
This review is from: Spring Heeled Jack Awakes (Kindle Edition)
Urban legend Spring Heeled Jack receives an update in Stuart Neild's tale of horror and uber-violence. A Victorian Inspector is thwarted at every turn as he tries to track down the demonic creature holding London in its sway. In the present day, Kate, a young student plagued by nightmares of shadow and shape, is duped into participating in a pub hypnotist's exhibition and releasing something from the past upon the present. The narrative is fast paced and delivered from multiple perspectives which takes the reader from past to present and keeps the interest maintained throughout. There are many action packed set pieces and scenes of graphic violence as Spring Heeled Jack is unleashed upon worlds past and present.
An author to watch, Neild's brand of story-telling pulls no punches and takes no prisoners. A little like Spring Heeled Jack himself.